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Jerry Holbert

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Can’t remember the source, but someone once said, “To make a million dollars with nothing is hard. To make a million dollars with ten million is inevitable.”

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe the corrupt Democrats who got rich while running that city into the ground will pay the residents back…….

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How could Michigan officials possibly talk about cutting the average $19,000-a-year pension benefit for municipal workers while reaffirming their pledge of $283 million in taxpayer money to a professional hockey stadium?
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    In the conservative telling of this particular parable, Detroit faces a fiscal emergency because high taxes supposedly drove a mass exodus from the city, and the supposedly unbridled greed of unions forced city leaders to make fiscally irresponsible pension promises to municipal employees. Written out of the tale is any serious analysis of macroeconomic shifts, international economic policy failures, the geography of recent recessions and unsustainable corporate welfare spending.

    This is classic right-wing dogma — the kind that employs selective storytelling to use a tragic event as a means to radical ends. In this case, the ends are — big shocker! — three of the conservative movement’s larger long-term economic priorities: 1) preservation of job-killing trade policies 2) immunity for corporations and 3) justification for budget policies that continue to profligately subsidize the rich.
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    http://www.salon.com/2013/07/23/dont_buy_the_right_wing_myth_about_detroit/

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Salon as a source? It’s a political advocacy site.

  5. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 1 year ago

    I didn’t realize Kwame was white. At least he’s on the left in the cartoon…

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    OK Radish, let’s assume that the Salon article has some merit. So tell me, citing another source other than Salon, why did a city under democrat leadership for the last 60 years finally end up in such a state of disrepair and bankrupt?

    What happened to the tax base and why?

    What was the budget based on?

    I agree that corporate greed and mismanagement was part of it.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    E mail the guy who wrote the Salon article and ask him.

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish 1) preservation of job-killing trade policies 2) immunity for corporations and 3) justification for budget policies that continue to profligately subsidize the rich.


    You mean like Obamas buds Warren Buffet,George Soros,Larry Page-CEO of Google,Jeff Immelt_CEO of GE,and Brian Harrison-CEO of Solydra?The list goes on.Then there are the crooked deals that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have been involed in.Detroit is broke because of the crooked dems that ran the place enriching themselves at tax payer exspense.I believe jail comes up next to some of their names.

  9. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    As long as we are making statements without any sort of factual backing let me try: ConserveGov stopped taking meds for what is obviously a serious mental problem.

  10. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Most of the conservative comments I see on here are just straight up FoxNews talking pints lololol (see ConserveGov for many many many examples)

  11. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    Ah so you are ready to blame Dems quick enough but how about the economic implosion under Bush? If you want to blame one group for something you better boame the other in like fasion or you are just a partisan blowhard. So which is it?

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 1 year ago

    @THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG

    How did corporations treat the workers before Unions? Go pick up a history book. How did the banks do when Bush cut regulations? Remeber 2008 or is that too far back for you? HIstory is far from one sided no matter how much the right likes to view it that way

  13. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    i was surprised that detriot pensions are not high
    http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/23/retirement/detroit-pensions/index.html

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @STLDan

    I did. Giving no source site doesn’t give me the opportunity to bash it.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Detroit got the government it deserved. They haven’t changed Political Parties in what forty years, what do you think is going to happen when there are no consequences, of all things, when someone is in a position of power consequences is the best thing for him or her.

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